Category: Insects

How to Keep Bugs Out of Firewood

It is important to keep bugs out of firewood. Termites infesting your firewood could find their way into your home. To keep bugs out of firewood, prevention is your best option. Store firewood properly and you will protect the wood and your house from ants, termites, beetles and other invasive... more
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Why do I have cockroaches in my home?

Cockroaches are common insect pests found all over the world. Familiar to most people, cockroaches are very resourceful insects that can live, eat, and breed in your home without you even knowing it. While they don't usually bite, cockroaches can still cause health problems for some people... more
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Monitoring and prevention bed bugs

All state facilities should have a pest management plan in place, including a contract with a pest management professional that can conduct monitoring for bed bugs and other pests. A permanent inspection and monitoring program for bed bugs and other pests may be necessary to prevent any bed... more
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How to Get Rid of Roaches

Identify the problem and seek professional help if you need it. Out of over 4,000 cockroach species in the world, most Americans encounter only one or two types: German cockroaches and American cockroaches. The German variety have light-brown bodies with two parallel dark stripes down the... more
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Tips for Pest-Free College Living

New furniture is rarely on the list for most college kids. Yard sales, hand-me-downs and second-hand stores are the primary furniture sources for many college dorms and apartments. Inexpensive and affordable is good, but the pests that can ride along are not. Life in the dorm, or that first... more
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What Can You Do About Bed Bugs in Your Laptop?

THE WORST HAS happened: you've got bed bugs. There are good methods (though expensive!) to control bed bugs in and on furniture and luggage, and you can wash clothing and bedding. But what about all your STUFF? Toys, photos, your iPhone, and your favorite bedside lamp? Anything with small... more
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The German cockroach is the most common in US

German roaches are relatively small, rarely reaching more than half an inch in length. And they can’t fly, so are often introduced into new places by humans – catching a ride in your groceries, cardboard boxes, etc. But once they’re in, they can disperse rapidly. An infestation in one... more
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Bed Bug facts you probably didn’t want to know

Once engorged after a blood meal, nymphal bed bugs may take on a bright red color. However, individual bed bug color may vary. Immature bed bugs maintain their reddish color for as long as they have remnants of their blood meal within their gut. As the blood meal is digested over time, they... more
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Interesting Bed Bug Information

Experts point out that, if necessary, bed bugs can get a blood meal from other bed bugs. While this may be a rare occurrence, it is possible, and it underscores the tenacity of this troublesome pest. Generally speaking, bed bugs can survive cold temperatures very well but succumb to heat... more
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Cockroach enemy?

Most people think cockroaches are disgusting. And if you’ve ever turned on a kitchen light, to find them skittering for dark corners, you probably agree (reference: my first apartment). But of the thousands of species out there, only a few can be considered pests. There are well over 4,000... more
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